Mr. Choe is President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Doherty Enterprises. He joined Doherty Enterprises in June 2009 to help continue the company's growth and success. Mr. Choe joined us after spending the last 25 years at Wendy's, starting as an MIT with a New York / New Jersey franchisee. He quickly progressed to become Chief Operating Officer of that 45-restaurant company. Ed then joined Wendy's International in 1998 as Division Vice President of its NY Division with responsibility for 100 company and 300 franchise restaurants.
In 2002, Ed was promoted to Senior Vice President, Northeast Division, with responsibility for more than 1,300 company and franchise restaurants. His last position with Wendy's was Executive Vice President, Restaurant Services, leading a group that provided complete operational support to more than 6,000 restaurants.
A seasoned executive with a proven track record in all facets of field operations and corporate support groups, Mr. Choe's deep knowledge and experience in both full- and quick-service restaurant sectors in franchise and corporate backgrounds gives him unique and well-rounded perspectives and approaches to his people and business. Ed is an insightful leader who builds high-performing teams.